NEOSHO, Mo. — Whereas most college students are simply beginning to discover their means into maturity on the age of 18, Madison Brown is completely different.
The 2019 homeschool graduate already has her personal freelance design enterprise, a broadcast coloring guide, and a guide imprint with goals of extra titles.
Earlier this yr, Brown took the data she gained from her affiliate diploma in graphic design from Crowder Faculty and mixed it with analysis and abilities to finish “Bloom: A Coloring Guide for Industrious Girls.”
The guide, created fully on Brown’s iPad Professional utilizing an Apple Pencil and the ProCreate app, options greater than two dozen of her unique designs.
Every web page highlights a unique profession, with a girl on the middle. Whereas the ladies illustrated are stunning, Brown’s designs additionally showcase the power wanted to finish the duties.
For instance, one web page highlights a feminine police officer, whereas one other provides a picture of an astronaut. Different careers talked about embrace a paleontologist, a baker, a chemist, a film director and a dairy farmer.
“I hope it brings some enjoyable and pleasure,” Brown mentioned. “I additionally hope individuals who see it are impressed to create their very own issues, similar to I used to be impressed to dream and do issues.”
The way it started
Brown, the daughter of Lynette and Charlie Brown, mentioned she’s at all times been desirous about artwork. Creating artwork, utilizing the whole lot from charcoal and pencil to watercolor, has at all times been part of her life.
As she completed highschool, Brown took her creativity to the subsequent degree by concurrently pursuing an affiliate diploma in advantageous arts.
After taking a graphic design class, Brown determined to change her emphasis. The change allowed her to develop her personal model and start to just accept work as a contract illustrator and designer.
As she researched potential profession paths, Brown realized about an artist who self-published a coloring guide.
With the concept in hand, Brown started dreaming about her personal guide. Initially she needed to pursue a science fiction-style theme, mixing mechanical/industrial themes with floral components.
As she accomplished her first picture — an astronaut surrounded by flowers, she started to think about altering her theme to embody ladies at work.
“I appreciated how they have been very female, however nonetheless actually robust,” Brown mentioned of the brand new designs. “I used to be capable of seize the gentle components (of the flowers), but additionally the robust components of their industrious spirit.”
Whereas Brown mentioned she’s a self-taught artist, classes in anatomy and clothes got here into play, as she thought of completely different poses for the ladies and the way the uniforms would look on their our bodies.
“I hope folks see the completely different jobs featured all through the guide, and it conjures up them to pursue their very own objectives,” Brown mentioned. “If a bit of lady appears at it, I hope she’s inspired and is aware of that she will do what pursuits her, what she has a ardour for (in life).”
She additionally realized the way to make the most of patterns and different designs, in addition to typography for the backgrounds.
“I realized so much about strains and the way strains can lead the attention in numerous instructions across the coloring pages,” Brown mentioned.
Brown revealed her guide underneath the identify Sarah Madison Designs and Improvement. Her purpose is to proceed to hunt out work underneath that moniker.
“I hope this encourages folks to not solely dream and picture one thing, however to work in direction of it,” Brown mentioned. “Exit, take steps towards what you need to do. Transfer towards your objectives, work onerous for them, don’t simply dream about them.”
As she promotes her coloring guide, Brown continues to ponder her subsequent transfer. She’s contemplating increasing her schooling to incorporate a enterprise or a advertising diploma. She’s additionally utilizing this fall to increase her abilities as an artist.
“I’m at all times engaged on simply creating artwork basically, be it portray or drawing,” Brown mentioned. “I’m at all times sketching in my pocket book, doodling with a ballpoint pen. Loads of my bigger items are watercolors.”
A level in movie and tv might also be on the horizon. Brown additionally enjoys writing younger grownup novels and wish to probably increase these abilities into the leisure business.